North Carolina Claims Their Sixth Title

Justin Jackson | UNC

North Carolina pulled away late to defeat Gonzaga, 71-65 to claim the programs sixth national title and Roy Williams third.

Joel Berry had a game high 22 points, Justin Jackson had 16 and Isaiah Hicks pitched in 13 points to go with 9 rebounds.

The two teams could only manage 35.6% and 33.9% on a combined 46-132 from the field.

The Tar Heels trailed 65-63 with 1:55 remaining before closing the game on an 8-0 run behind Justin Jackson’s 5 points and a huge block by Kennedy Meeks.

North Carolina has now won two titles in an eight year window, passing Duke and Indiana to take sole possession of third place.

Titles By School:

  • UCLA: 11
  • Kentucky: 8
  • North Carolina: 6
  • Duke: 5
  • Indiana: 5
  • UConn: 4
  • Louisville: 3
  • Kansas: 3

North Carolina junior guard Joel Berry was named the Final Four MVP.